After the first settlement of its kind in North Carolina capping limits on emissions from a biogas plant in Sampson County, environmental advocates hope the agreement sets the stage for stricter statewide regulation of the processing of animal waste from concentrated feeding operations into fuel or biogas.
Congress and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could soon take steps to protect communities from an incredibly common but little-known family of man-made chemicals that have been accumulating in waterways and in people’s blood for decades.
As North Carolina develops its 10-year plan to reduce haze in national parks and wilderness areas, conservation and health groups allege that North Carolina and other Southeast states are missing key sources of emissions in their analysis.
In recent months, federal regulators have weakened two national air pollution standards and opted not to upgrade a third.
The EPA did not update oil & gas waste rules despite protest, and is expected to change air pollution calculations to decrease health damage estimates. South Carolina passed an electric co-op transparency bill; West Virginia issued a pipeline permit without public input; and Murray Energy lost a labor rights appeal.
Some residents of Jefferson County, W.Va., are resisting the Danish stone wool insulation manufacturing company’s proposal to build a plant that would emit large amounts of volatile organic compounds.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is changing the way it calculates the benefits of reducing mercury and air pollution emissions from coal-fired power plants, which advocates fear could lead to looser pollution limits in the future.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the new power plant rules would result in more pollution and up to 1,400 more premature deaths each year by 2030.
A recent report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy highlights why energy efficiency should be a key part of the conversation about public health.
For the first time in 20 years, Knox, Anderson, Loudon, Blount and Roane counties in Tennessee have met federal air quality standards for particulate matter.